Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Waves for Wednesday – Goodbye wind

Wednesday will be a surf day.

There won’t be a ton of swell in the water…just some leftover S-SW swell (180-210) and some decent but fading local windswell.

Most spots will be in the waist-high range with some chest-shoulder high sets for the NW standouts (mostly in South San Diego) will see some head high sets at the breaks that focus/like NW windswell. S facing breaks will be smaller…mostly knee-waist high with a few chest high sets sneaking through inconsistently through the lower tides.

Winds clean up a lot on Wednesday…light and variable to light offshore as the last winds off this funky front (that hit Monday/Tuesday) finally push on to annoy someone else. Look for W winds around 10-15 knots will spin back up in the afternoon.

While we won’t have a ton of swell in the water, the combo of cleaner conditions and semi-decent morning tides will at least help most breaks to stay rideable, while the standout breaks do a little bit better. I would probably stick to the smaller wave gear, particularly at breaks that aren’t that well exposed to either of the swells. Best call will probably be the beach breaks throughout SD and OC…but only marginally better since there should be plenty of small but rideable waves throughout Socal.

Here are the tides…

05/12/2010 Wednesday
03:12AM LDT -0.4 L
09:20AM LDT 3.6 H
02:26PM LDT 1.5 L
08:33PM LDT 5.7 H


Mike said...

Today was one of the funner surf days I've had in a few days. Got some sweet rides.

Anonymous said...

Early morning had a wind window, by 9 west winds started puffin, kinda fun though